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Posted: Jun 14, 2019
Clinician - Psychiatric Emergency Services
Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. - Concord, NH
Application Deadline: N/A
Clinician - Psychiatric Emergency Services

 
Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral health services in New Hampshire, is seeking per diem Crisis Clinicians for our new Crisis Treatment Center.  The Clinicians in this role works with clients (and their families/caregivers) who are experiencing behavioral health crises in the Concord Hospital Emergency Department and at the Crisis Treatment Center (CTC) to provide emergency assessment services and promote timely access to appropriate community-based care. Shifts available 12PM-8PM on Saturday/Sunday, and as needed Monday through Friday.
 
Responsibilities


  • Work with staff at Concord Hospital to provide rapid assessment and transfer to outpatient services.
  • Conducts lethality assessments with mental status examinations, diagnostic, and clinical formulations reflective of relevant developmental, cultural and family systems issues and emergency assessment practice standards.
  • Determines overall lethality risk and develops appropriate dispositions which includes specific referrals, follow-up care, and a plan for safety appropriate to the level of risk. 
  • Assesses individual’s needs and identifies necessary services and supports. Participates in daily huddles and treatment planning.
  • Provides, along with other crisis center team members, interventions to avoid unnecessary hospitalization or incarceration.
  • Works to stabilize individuals as quickly as practical and supports them in returning to their pre-crisis level of functioning.
  • Provides individual short term psychotherapy and group therapy as indicated.
  • Educate Concord Hospital staff about the Crisis Treatment Center services.

 
Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field required.
  • Eligibility for NH License as LCMHC, LICSW or Psychologist required.
  • Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and auto insurance required.
  • Training in crisis intervention services, risk management, assessment of suicide potential and integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • 2 years of experience in mental health service provision preferred.

 
About Riverbend
 
Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7 emergency mobile crisis services; counseling services for children, adults, and families; addiction recovery; and community support, vocational services, and residential programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of self-directed growth and recovery.
 
About working at Riverbend
This per diem position offers a competitive pay rate and a partial benefit package in cluding clinical supervision and CE training to support licensure.
 
You’ll be joining a team of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about delivering high quality behavioral health services, developing innovative responses to meet critical needs, and doing work that is both challenging and rewarding. Riverbend is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds.
 
About Concord New Hampshire
 
Concord New Hampshire is ranked one of the nation’s top micropolitan (population under 50,000) communities, year after year. Our excellent schools and colleges produce a well-educated workforce, and we are proud to be home to one of the finest health care networks north of Boston (about 1.5 hours south). In addition to our vibrant downtown, business community, and wealth of cultural offerings, the Concord area is the perfect place to raise a family, grow a business, or explore New England’s rich history, culture, and natural wonders.